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Resounding Thunder
Shards of Alara

Reviewed December 17, 2008

Constructed: 3.00
Casual: 2.85
Limited: 3.75

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Wednesday - Resounding Thunder

A potentially very dangerous card because of the cycling ability. 6 damage and a draw is nothing to sneeze at. No one is going to pay 8 mana for that in constructed though, because it might not even win you the game, and the hard-cast effect is blah at best. This card was meant for limited, where it shines as removal and a stalemate breaker. If you're in the colors, play this. If you have red but not the Jund colors, I'd still consider taking it anyway just because it's 3 damage for 3 mana.

Constructed - 2
Casual - 2
Limited - 4

David Fanany

Player since 1995

Resounding Thunder

Jund has excellent instant spells for a world without blue mana (or alternatively, perhaps because they know they need to fight people who use blue mana). Resounding Thunder has been compared to Urza's Rage, and I think it compares quite favorably; the "unstoppable" version requires three colors, but it's a triggered ability which is immune to Swerve. In Alara limited and many games in constructed, that means that you only have to get your opponent down to six life. What's not to like?

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3/5
Limited: 4/5

#1 Magic Noob in Canada since 2002
Resounding Thunder

This card is decent in mana ramp where its cycling cost can be paid and it can be regularly casted early game for defense. It's also usable in some decks that want an uncounterable win condition in Standard. I really don't see this being played in any other deck though since there are better versions of this hardcasted and the cycling cost is unpayable, or not worth it, in any other deck than those listed above. Definitely the best of the Resounding cycle though.

Constructed: 3/5
Casual: 3.5/5
Limited: 4/5

Wednesday 12-17-08

Resounding Thunder


Constructed: Three for three damage is not bad. But 6 damage for 8, and its 3 different colors, may sound bad, but when it comes form Cycling that make it really good. There is only a few cards that can stop that, and there are a few in Standard.


Casual: Okat for the kitchen table or newbies.


Limited: Top pick over alot of uncommons and a few rares and mythic. Build up to 8 lands and burn your opponent for 6 and draw a card. Sounds like a winner to me.


Overall a good card with a great ability.


Constructed: 4

Casual: 3

Limited: 3




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